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Pitt Public Health at the APHA Annual Meeting

Pitt Public Health students, faculty and alumni has a big presence each year at the annual APHA Annual Meeting & Expo. If you'll be participating this Fall be sure to touch base with your Pitt colleagues who will be presenting. Or, if you're unable to attend, stay up on what's happening via social media.

CPH Exam at 2016 APHA Annual Meeting

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Minimize 2016 APHA Presentations and Posters | Denver

Here's just a sampling of the work being presented by Pitt Public Health students, faculty, and alumni at the APHA Annual Meeting.  Click to download Presentation Abstracts (PDF). 


8:00 am-11:30 am

A short course offered by the Learning Institute of the APHA 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association

Mary Beth Zeni, Sc.D., BCHS

Associate Professor, Ursuline College, Graduate Nursing Program

LI2009 How to Evaluate Public Health Programs


10:30-11:30 AM

Translation and Application of the emergency Law Inventory: A Tool for the Medical Reserve Corps

Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, Assistant Professor HPM, Poster

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Addressing translation of research into community-based practice: A review of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) evidence and uptake among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States

Kalene Morozumi, Ashley Chung

IDM Students pursuing an MPH on the Management, Intervention and Community Practice (MIC) track, and  Global Health Certificate program, Poster

1:30-2 PM

Using Legal Interventions to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, Assistant Professor HPM

Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral Hall B/C, Roundtable

2:30-2:50 PM

Enhancing the HIV/STI/Addictions Workforce: Regional Assessment to Guide Capacity Building

Linda Rose Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN, Associate Professor IDM; Oral



8:30-10 AM

Platicas Comunitarias: Engaging the Latino community to learn about their dreams, strengths, and needs.

Patricia I Documet, MD, DrPH, BCHS; Roundtable

10:30-11:30 AM

Using theory to guide coalition building to work on Latino men’s health: the Latino Engagement Group for Salud (LEGS)

Patricia I Documet, MD, DrPH, BCHS; Poster

12:30 PM

The Role of Accountability in Batterers Intervention Programs and Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Chelsea Pallatino, PhD Program, BCHS

4th year PhD Candidate, expected graduation Spring/Summer 2017

Family Violence Prevention Caucus, Poster Session 2

12:30-1:30 PM

Pittsburgh's Hot Spots: Mapping Cross-Sector Data to Improve Tobacco Policy Interventions

Helen Ann Lawless, MPH/MSW Evan's Scholar, BCHS Student

Smoke-free and vapor-free locales and partnership considerations, Poster

1:10 PM

Translating the National Diabetes Prevention Program to Engage Men in Disadvantaged Communities in New York City (NYC)

Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor, BCHS

Masculinities and Healthy Brothers

2:30-4:00 PM

Process evaluation of Sisters in Health, a collectivist approach to cervical cancer screening among Latinas.

Patricia I Documet, MD, DrPH, BCHS, Oral

2:30-4:00 PM

Marginalized Bureaucracies And The Problem With Culturally Appropriate Care in International Health

Trisha Netsch Lopez, joint Anthropology PHD and MPH program student

International health programs & policy, Presentation

Colorado Convention Center - 710

4:30 PM

Tribal Health Leaders' Recommendations for a Community-based Gestational Diabetes Prevention Counseling and Education Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Girls

Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN;

Martha A Terry, PhD, BCHS, Poster

4:30-6:00 PM

Social support in an emerging Latino Community: Successes and limitations to help uninsured children.

Patricia I Documet, MD, DrPH, BCHS, Oral

Maximize APHA 2015 Presentations and Posters | Chicago

Share your experience

Share your experience at the APHA Annual Meeting through comments, photos and videos. Whatever your platform preference, you can help cover the conference via social media: 

  1. Email - Send a photo with your poster or after your presentation to
  2. Facebook - Share a great shot of colleagues over lunch by posting to our wall at Or, just post and then tag with #PittPubHealth and #APHA.
  3. Twitter - Share your impressions, a snapshot, or live tweet from the presentation you find most interesting or important. Don't forget to tag with #PittPubHealth and #APHA and tweet to @PittPubHealth
  4. YouTube - Want to go all out as a roving reporter?  Use your cell phone to take a 30-second video of your colleague or classmate introducing her poster. Just for one sentence of introduction and one sentence about their work.  Then share the video with

Example:   "Hi I'm Sandy Moretown from the Department of Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health.  I'm presenting my original research at APHA on intestinal disease propagation among cruise ship workers."

About the APHA Annual Meeting

Thousands of public health professionals come together at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Expo to learn, network and advance their careers.

Who will be there?

The people who make a difference in public health:

  • Professionals at the global and national levels, including past surgeons general and heads of health organizations around the world.
  • Leaders from state and local health departments.
  • Educators, including professors and deans from the leading public health schools and programs.
  • Most importantly, YOU will be there, making connections and educating those around you.

What will I learn?

More than 4,000 abstracts are presented at the Annual Meeting on topics covering all areas of public health. Take a peek into the many sessions you’ll be able to attend using APHA's Online Program. View session details and specific abstracts to make the most of your time during the meeting. There is something for everyone.  Check out a number of must-attend sessions and events on the APHA Schedule at a Glance.

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